Report from "Claiming Your Right to Live"!

Catrina Whitman

On April 21, we hosted our first-ever student-led peace dialogue. The topic was nuclear weapons abolition. In preparation for the event, the students had been encouraged by peace educators Betty Reardon and Zeena Zakharia to ask generative questions of themselves and others about nuclear abolition. In so doing, they deepened their thinking about the topic and increased their motivation to act. "No one is an expert," said Dr. Reardon. "We are here to learn together!" During the event, the students shared findings from their research and led small group discussions on the issue. They also created a video to raise awareness about nuclear weapons abolition and invited participants to share their ideas on how to engage civil society.

Read an in-depth report on the event!

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